IBIA Asia launches MPA-approved 1 Day Bunkering Course (SS648:2019)

The International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA) on Tuesday (11 February) launched the ‘1 Day Bunkering Course (SS648:2019)’ to cater for Cargo Officers and Bunker Surveyors operating within the Singapore marine fuels industry.

Enterprise Singapore and the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) will be implementing the Singapore Standard SS648:2019 effectively from 1 May. “SS648:2019 is designed to further enhance consistency in practices in the delivery of bunkers for ships calling at Singapore’s port,” said Alex Tang, Regional Manager Asia, IBIA. “The standard sets out guidelines and procedures to ensure that the correct quality and quantity of bunkers are being delivered safely and efficiently with Mass Flow Metering.” Tang notes the course is designed for Cargo Officers who have already attended the 2 days basic and enhanced course SS600:2014 & TR48:2015, and MPA Endorsed Bunker Surveyors operating at Singapore port. . “It will update participants with knowledge of the bunker industry and processes in accordance to SS648:2019,” he adds. . Additional topics covered include system integrity, sealing requirements and processes, dispute resolution, workshop exercises and case studies, personal safety awareness, personal protective equipment (PPE) and safe boarding. . SS648:2019 Standard hardcopies will be given to each trainee at the end of the course. Course Fee (No GST) Non-IBIA (Corporate) member: SGD 650

IBIA (Corporate) member: SGD 550 Early Bird discounts are given to IBIA Corporate Member that registered and payment by 31st March 2020. . MCF Training Grant is available for eligible participants. Please refer to www.mpa.gov.sg/mcf for information. Interested participants may contact Noraini noraini@ibia.net  and Alex Tang at regionalmanagerasia@ibia.net  for further details.

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